Matthews has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg and will likely miss the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Matthews had already been ruled out for the team's upcoming four-game road trip, but additional testing on his leg Monday revealed a stress fracture which should keep the veteran guard out for the rest of the 2017-18 campaign. Official confirmation on that timetable will likely be provided over the next few days, but Matthews has likely finished his season playing in 63 games, while averaging 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals across 33.8 minutes. Matthews' absence should mean more minutes for Yogi Ferrell and J.J. Barea in the backcourt alongside rookie Dennis Smith.
Matthews (leg) won't join the Mavericks for their four-game road trip that begins Tuesday in New York, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports. Matthews was a late scratch from Sunday's loss to the Rockets due to a leg injury and will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. With the Mavericks out of the playoff race, there's no need for Matthews to risk further injury to his leg. Look for Yogi Ferrell, J.J. Barea and Doug McDermott to all potentially see upticks in minutes over the next week with Matthews sidelined.
Matthews has been scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Rockets due to a right leg injury, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Matthews is coming off a 25-minute outing against the Grizzlies on Saturday, so it remains unseen when he suffered the lower leg injury. Regardless, look for Yogi Ferrell and J.J. Barea to see expanded minutes Sunday night. Matthews next opportunity to take the court will come Tuesday against the Knicks.
Matthews (hip) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Grizzlies, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports. Matthews has missed the past two games due to a hip injury, which is apparently still giving him significant pain, despite coach Rick Carlisle claiming Matthews would be "good to go". If he ends up sidelined again, Yogi Ferrell, J.J. Barea and Kyle Collinsworth are all candidates to see extra run.
Coach Rick Carlisle confirmed that Matthews (hip) will return to action Saturday against the Grizzlies, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. Matthews was initially listed as questionable after missing the last two games with a hip injury, but he went through a full practice each of the last two days and has been given the green light to play Saturday. The veteran will likely reclaim his starting shooting guard spot, which would send Yogi Ferrell back to the bench.
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